FRM Short Course

FMA has been advised by the University of Technology-Sydney (UTS) that the Flood Risk Management Short Course will not be held in 2021. Due to the pandemic UTS is reducing the number of subject offerings this year to reduce costs.

FMA President Ian Dinham said “It's rather sad as the course has been such a success story thanks to everyone who has delivered and participated in it over the last 14 years.

“Last year an on-line version of the course was successfully trialled, and since the FMA National Conference in May there has been strong interest in the course planned for this year.”

The course was originally developed by FMA and the then NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, in conjunction with and operated by UTS. The University has advised that the course will be back in Spring 2022.

More details will be made available shortly.




About the Course


As evidenced by recent floods, flooding can cause significant economic damage and can result in fatalities and injuries.  Yet of all natural hazards, flood is the most manageable.

This course is conducted by University of Technology, Sydney in conjunction with Floodplain Management Australia (FMA) and the NSW Government.

Taught by industry professionals, including flood risk and emergency response management and land use planning experts from NSW Government, local government and consultancies, this course uses lectures and interactive tutorials to show how the development and implementation of plans to manage flood risk can reduce the impacts of flooding on the community and the built environment.

Documents such as the Australian Emergency Management Handbook 7 Managing the Floodplain: Best Practice in Flood Risk Management in Australia and the New South Wales Government’s Floodplain Development Manual show how to better manage flood risks to the community and built environment and are a focus of this course.

Floodplain Risk Management is aimed at engineers, emergency managers and land use planners who are engaged in, or seeking to enter, the floodplain risk management industry in Australia and wanting to learn more about developing and implementing management plans considering best practice.

It is also suitable for elected local government officials and community representatives on floodplain risk management committees seeking a background in floodplain risk management, flood mitigation, emergency management and land use planning issues.